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Tiffin Top Nainital

Get a 360-degree view of Nainital from the Tiffin Top, one of the most beautiful viewpoints. Tiffin Top in Nainital is one of the famous picnic spots, and it is located at Ayarpatta Hill with an elevation of 2290 m. 

It is also known as Dorothy's seat and was built by British Colonel J.P Kellet. The meaning of Tiffin is packed food, and thus visitors often pack their food and unwind their minds and body for a while. 

Since Tiffin Top is located at a high elevation, it wouldn't be ideal for older people to climb up the hill, but trekkers would enjoy the route. If not by foot, you can choose to take a ride on the horse's back to reach Tiffin Top. Charges for hiring a pony range between INR 500 and 700.

The distance from Nainital is not much, but the altitude is something to consider. Where aged people can prefer taking a bus or a pony ride, trekkers love the entire route a lot. The adventure junkies also love the Tiffin Top trek because of the altitude. 

  • Timings: Monday to Sunday - 8 am to 5:30 pm
  • Although this beautiful destination is open for visiting 24 hours, the temperature drops down significantly after the sunset. Therefore the above-given time is perfect for travelers to be here and enjoy the stunning 360-degree-view.
  • Entry Fee: There is no Entry Fee to visit here but if you want to take a horse ride, you will have to pay between 500 INR to 700 INR.
  • Location: You will have to trek for around 4 kilometers uphill from the Sherwood College, Ayarpatta, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263002

Activities to enjoy at Tiffin Top in Nainital

People love visiting Tiffin Top for many things, and enjoying the natural beauty is the most prominent of them all. Apart from it, 

Here is the list of activities that can be enjoyed at the stunning Tiffin Top, Nainital:

  • Firstly, you can enjoy the trek or the pony ride to the top.
  • You can enjoy the breathtaking view of the surrounding from Dorothy's Seat.
  • Enjoy savoring the packet food, for which this point is popular and named after.
  • Some adventure activities can be enjoyed here, including Rappelling and Rock Climbing.
  • You can also enjoy photo sessions for your social media. You can click pictures all around the place. Rest assured, irrespective of the time you visit here, it will be amusing for sure.
  • You can also witness the beautiful Nanda Devi Peak from Tiffin Top.

How to Reach Tiffin's Top

If you want to reach Tiffin Top, you will have to trek approximately 4 km uphill from Nainital Mall Road. If you are not comfortable trekking, you can take a pony ride to the top, and now even buses are also available. The nearest railway station from Tiffin Top is located in Kathgodham (39 kilometers), and the nearest airport is located in Pantnagar (59 kilometers). However, if you are coming from a foreign destination, the nearest international airport from Tiffin Top falls in Delhi (Indira Gandhi International Airport) (306 kilometers). 

Best time to visit Tiffin Top

The best time to visit Tiffin Top Nainital is between March and June, when the temperature is quite comfortable for people to sit here for some time. During these months, when the entire country experiences summer heat, this spot remains cool and between 10- degrees- celsius to 27-degree-celsius.

Things to keep in mind while visiting Tiffin Top

There are a few important things that should be kept in mind during your visit to one of the best tourist places, Nainital:

  • Wear enough warm clothes even if you are visiting here during the summers.
  • Be very cautious and alert while visiting here.
  • If you have a company of a child, you need to be extra cautious
  • While visiting Tiffin Top, you should also keep a first in your backpack.
  • Do not forget to bring your camera along.

Nainital is dotted with picturesque viewpoints that offer spectacular views and trekking opportunities. You can cover all this fun through our well-designed Nainital tour packages. We include all the basic facilities with customization. So contact our tour experts and get the best deals for your next holiday.